- The revised California 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards are going into effect January 1, 2010. All permit and plan check application submitted after January 1 must comply with the new code requirments as applicable to each project type.
Links to California Energy Commission Website:
Building Systems and Components
The Standards apply to building systems and building envelope components depending on whether the project is new construction, an alteration, or an addition to a low-rise residential, high-rise residential, nonresidential or hotel/motel building.
Low-Rise Residential Standards apply to:
- All single family and duplex dwellings of any number of stories.
All multifamily buildings with three or fewer habitable stories.
Lighting for living quarters and water heating requirements for high-rise multifamily buildings (over three stories).
Nonresidential Standards apply to:
- All nonresidential California Building Code occupancies, high-rise residential, and all hotel/motel occupancies.